Book List


I preferred Alexander Elders "Come into my trading Room" than his "Trading for a living".

Currently reading ;
How to make a living trading Foreign exchange - Courtney D Smith.
7 winning forex strategies for trading forex - Grace Cheng

The Grace Cheng one is great for an overview of how the market makers work. However I only liked 2 of the 7 strategies. The other strategies are either well known about already, or I won't be trading them, but they did teach me why the Fx moves different to a stock market.

The other I am still reading, but I prefer it, and have started using his Donchian channel strategy with great results. The other strategies are also different and not so well known, well to me as a relative Noob.

Eric Alyea

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Book List Compilation

I tried to compile a list of reference books from the searches I have done here. They are in no particular order, except I put Sive’s and Pharaoh’s at the top.

The List:

"Trading with DiNapoli levels" by: Joe DiNapoli.
"Japanese Candles" and "Beyond the Candles" by: Larry Williams
Other Author’s: Murphy, Shwager, Demark, Nisson
(Sive Morten)

"Trend Trading" by: Daryl Guppy

"The Complete Turtle Trader" by: Michael Covel
"Day Trading & Swing Trading the Currency Market" by: Kathy Lien
"The 10 Essentials of Forex Trading, The Rules for Turning Trading Patterns into Profit” by: Jared Martinez
" Getting Started in Currency Trading, Winning in Today’s Hottest Marketplace” by: Michael D. Archer
"The Floating Battlefield,Corporate Strategies in the Currency Wars” by: Gregory J. Millman
"Trading for a living" by: Dr Alexander Elder
"Trading in the zone" by: Mark Douglas
"Disciplined Trader: Developing Winning Attitudes" by: Mark Douglas
"Trade Your Way to Financial Freedom" by: Van K. Tharp
"Reminiscences of a Stock Operator" by: Edwin Lef?vre
"A practical Guide to Swing Trading" by: Larry Swing
"Beat the Forex Dealer" by: Augistin Silvani
"Forex Patterns and Probabilities" by: Ed Ponsi
"Trade What You See: How To Profit from Pattern Recognition (Wiley Trading)" by: Leslie Jouflas
"Harmonic Trading, Volume One: Profiting from the Natural Order of the Financial Markets" by: Scott Carney

"The Little Book of Currency Trading: How to Make Big Profits in the World of Forex” by: Kathy Lien
"How to Make a Living Trading Foreign Exchange” by: Courtney Smith
"7 Winning Forex Strategies for Trading Forex” by: Grace Cheng

Don’t forget FPA’s own Forex Military School:

A new source of books and reviews to check out called "Forex Book". A Blog of Forex books and their reviews:
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Thanks so much for all the books. I have been trying to find the best books while learning my way with Forex. Can't wait to start reading them!

Karl Jensen

My list:

Reminiscences of a Stock Operator
by Edwin Lefèvre

Currency Strategy : A Practitioner's Guide to Currency Trading, Hedging and Forecasting by Callum Henderson

Trading for a living by Alexander Elder

Day Trading & Swing Trading the Currency Market by Kathy Lien


My list of fav books for newbies:

Adventures Of A Currency Trader - Rob Booker (Relates to most situations newbies encounter in trading)

All Books By Alexander Elder (Great books on trading psychology)

All Books By Kathy Lien (Clear concise intro to forex and some simple strategies to get started with)